Nicki Minaj's highly-anticipated Anaconda video was released today, and cyberspace is aflutter with reactions, good and bad, to the racy video.
The Anaconda video, which features Minaj and several other women, contains plenty of skin and booty-bouncing that Inquistr called it a "twerk-fest."
The Daily Beast says "Nicki doesn't just tell us she has a big, fat a** - that would lack craft and subtlety. Rather, she shows us: that spandex clad a** twerking in the jungle, surrounded by a feral pack of similarly well fed **es? That's Nicki Minaj's big, fat a**!"
CBS, citing the sexual content in the video including the lap-dance Minaj performs for rapper Drake, raises a number of questions:
"Is Minaj trying to one-up fellow female rapper Iggy Azalea and her summer hit 'Fancy'? Is the video too racy? Does it empower women or do just the opposite? What about the shock value? And how do you explain it to your children if they come across it?"
Rolling Stone perhaps said it best, calling the video "something from one of Sir Mix-A-Lot's dreams," and noting, "The 'Baby Got Back'-sampling clip also features conspicuously placed bananas to drive home that this, in fact, a sex rap."
Whatever you think of the video, it is the subject of much discussion and will probably have people talking for awhile.
Twittter users are mixed in their reactions - some love Anaconda, some hate it, and some just aren't sure.
Finally watched that #AnacondaVideoOnVevo and all I can say is Lawd!!!
— Chay Turner (@chay_coppafeel) August 20, 2014
7.5M views & COUNTING! @NICKIMINAJ, you're Queen 'Baby'!! Let's break that world record!! #AnacondaVideoOnVevo — #RIPMikeBrown™ (@KingJSTA2) August 20, 2014
#AnacondaVideoOnVevo was stupid and disturbing — Olivia (@Longoliviaaa) August 20, 2014
Nearly 7 MILLION views in less than 1 day, who other female rapper can make this? #AnacondaVideoOnVEVO http://t.co/P0PD31OzMQ — Jose. (@TwerkForNic) August 20, 2014
Tbh if your daughters are negatively influenced by the #AnacondaVideoOnVevo then you didn't raise her that well. She should KNOW better — Trevis (@RomanSVENGALI) August 20, 2014
I'm sorry, but the choreography is horrible... #AnacondaVideoOnVevo :( — ♥A.K.A. Darlenys♥ (@Molito_JLover) August 20, 2014The video has already received nearly 8 million views in less than 20 hours, and fans are cheering for it to break the VEVO record.
Almost 8 million views less than 24 hours @NICKIMINAJ #AnacondaVideoOnVevo #anaconda #NickiMinaj #nickiminajanaconda pic.twitter.com/5zSmviY5Jd — David0® (@_David0) August 20, 2014One Tweet even issues a challenge.
13x"@YoungMoneySite: The #AnacondaVideoOnVevo challenge! How long can you watch @NICKIMINAJ #Anaconda for...before you pause it and go OMG!" — BOSS**DURANKO (@duranko7) August 20, 2014How long can YOU watch it without going "OMG"?
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